Our party of 7 had comfortable bedrooms for all. The apartment was nicely furnished & had spectacular views of the sea. The owner was very friendly & arranged for a trip to a winery which included a great dinner with the owners. The maissnettes were within a short walking distance to Armenisti. The sandy beaches were also a short drive away.
These 5 Star accommodations give you privacy and comfort.
This newly constructed, modern and comfortable villa overlooking the sea was a great home for our family of 4 during our stay on Ikaria. There are 3 homes on the property, and each are very private/separate from each other. We stayed in the one farthest from the road, and we enjoyed spectacular views and soothing sea breezes from the outdoor veranda and home. The owner, Peter, was very responsive and helpful, meeting us upon our arrival and advising us on places to visit. The town, with good restaurants, shops,beaches, and a surprisingly well-stocked supermarket is an easy 5-10 minute walk away. We found the driving around the island to be a little tough given the steep and windy roads, but the home at Villa Ikaros was a comfortable and relaxing home base from which we could explore.
Stayed in July 2017 with a family of 6 in this property. Beach house located walking distance approx 10 minute walk outside of town to the local beach. With the directions from the owner we were able to locate the house immediately and were met by a local lady who spoke minimal english however was able to give us the basic information required. The outside veranda area was lovely and had a great view of the sunset. There were two bedrooms inside the house and another attached to the outside with its own ensuite and air-conditioner, main bedroom at the top of the property also had an air conditioner however nothing in the third bedroom downstairs or in the living areas which meant they were slightly hot a times during our stay. Furnishings were quite dated however given the location of this island this was not suprising. This property would benefit from a compendium with local and practical information to assist with our stay. Thank you for having us.
Great location near Armenistis and Nas (perfect if you want to dinner there and even at only a 15 min drive from Christos Raches if you want a little bit of ikaria nightlife.
If you like to cook it's your place as the house has a wonderful oven and good knives.
The only but: With the pictures one could thing that the house is just over the beach but there's a (small) road in between and the beach that appears is not exactly under the house. The sea and sunset views are amazing anyway.
I don't really know how to rate this accomodation as there definitely was some really lovely aspects but some not so good. Start with the good, great location to the town, we would walk there most days and although the walk back was a little harder than the walk there due to the hill and driveway this was not an issue. The view was lovely , not quite as portrayed on the photos as it looks as if you are straight on the beach rather than a road between the property and beach but still amazing views. Sunsets at night were spectacular. Not so good - the start, we arrived at the airport and as it was the first time in Ikaria had not idea how far away the property was to the airport, and was not prepared for the roads, suffice to say it took a long time to get from the airport to the property only stop was to pay for the hire car. The owner had very nicely arranged for someone to meet us at the property to explain everything to us, however because it took so long to drive there, the person had to leave ( quite understandably) what was not so good was the manner which we were spoken to about the time it took for us to drive to the place, we felt as if we had done something terribly wrong, not a great way to start. Air conditioning is only in two bedroom making the place very hot in the summer and no place to cool off. The beach that is advertised as a short walk is not really accessible, my husband and I walked down the cliff to the beach and when we arrived could not find any place to get into the water, thinking we had the wrong place we climbed up the hill and walked down the road and again found it very difficult to walk down the hill, managed to get into the water there but was very difficult to manoeuvre around the rocks. Must easier to go back to township and swim here. The internet was very problematic and we had no end of trouble to access it. No comfortable seating except outside. Lastly on the last day we received a message saying that our booking was over ( we had paid for 5 night) and the cleaner would be there, I am so grateful that I paid through trip advisor so all records were there. On a whole as in my description there were some nice things and not so good. As it was our first place we stayed in islands was a little disappointed but glad to say after this everywhere else was amazing. I would not recommend this property for families with little children but older kids would be fine. Better communication skills would help.
Lovely house with wonderful sea views. Had a perfect 2 weeks and could ask for nothing to be better at Peter's house.
We stayed at the house in late July for a week. The house is one of the most expensive places in the area at several hundred per night and we were expecting very pleasant house, amenities and service for. When arriving were greeted nicely by the landlord via phone and maint guy at the house.
We were decently satisfied with the house (builder did a nice job), but were taken aback by the house rules -- not flushing toiler paper (we're not in a 3rd world country are we?) and turning the breaker for the hot water heater on and off (pretty much demanded by landlord).
These alone may not have been so bad (even though the baths smelled like poop); but then on top of this, the 3rd bedroom was outside, the house is 3 levels, it only has AC in the upper bedroom and guest room, it doesn't overlook the beach directly like the pics but over the main road that goes around the island and power lines; with our 2 yr old the house is not baby safe at all (unprotected stairs and chemicals/cleaning supplies under all sinks & glasses/dishes in many lower cabinets, large drops outside on patios and cords and plugs that could hurt baby and also damage landlords lamps/electronics [more for people who have >6 yr old kids]).
And then on top of the value that was not there due to these implied amenities; the cleaning lady was just crazy demanding and showed up out of the blue two times at the end and one time to bring the 2nd set of towels (only had 4 towels in the house for 5 guest for a week!) at which time she told us how we cant move the trash can (because we have a baby) or use the not-that-amazing cushions from inside on the patio. Then the has the landlord send us a message on the same. On top of that, she shows up the day before to ask to a cleaning supply for another house cleaning nearly, dropped of her vacuum on the front patio and demanded that we leave at 10am the next day so that she could clean for the next guest. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE for any place to stay, even a hostel or campsite!!!
In conclusion, we could have had a very nice stay, even though the house was mis-advertised, but with the demanding intrusive cleaning lady and the extreme house rules, i think the price should be half what we paid. Also the house really reasonably accommodates 7 but not 9. The couches in the living are not very nice at all. Maybe good for 9 backpackers.